Over 35 restaurants and beverage vendors from across the city serve up bite-sized versions of signature menu items. Sampling tickets are $1 each, and menu items range in price from one to five tickets.
Menu items include sumptuous sliders from the recently opened Black Betty Burgers & Wine Bar, regionally sourced fusion creations from the new upscale Downtownfood, New York strip loin from Ric’s Grill, pub classics from Jameson’s Irish Pub and numerous other delights from Calgary’s best eateries.
Regional breweries Alley Kat (Edmonton), Village Brewery (Calgary) and Big Rock (Calgary) will offer beer samples for two to four tickets.
Local musicians perform on the main stage daily, 11:30 am until 9 pm. Featured performers include Afro-funk outfit Freak Motif, country-folk trio T. Buckley and power pop quartet Beagle Ranch.
Taste of Calgary runs 11 am until 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday. Festival admission is free. Eau Claire Market is located at 200 Barclay Parade SW. - Sarah Sussman